Senior Named Finalist for Davey O'Brien High School Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Leena Mehendale (Class of 2022), who was named a finalist for the 36th Annual Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award! The scholarship, underwritten by Higginbotham and Simmons Bank, is presented each January to an exceptional senior student-athlete in North Texas.
An All-Southwest Preparatory Conference performer in soccer, cross country, and track, she serves as a team captain in all three sports. In addition, Mehendale is a member of the Sting Dallas soccer club. She is a three-time recipient of the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award. She also is the president of the Hockaday Social Impact Board and the founder of run2learn, a nonprofit organization.
Hockaday has one previous winner of the prestigious award, Allison Campfield Taten ’88.
The recipient of this year’s scholarship will be announced Tuesday, January 18. Recipients of the High School Scholarship Award are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievements, community service, character, leadership, and varsity sports participation. As part of the selection process, the committee will interview all five finalists this week.
The Foundation has distributed over $1.2 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field to leadership in life. The winner will be honored at the 45th Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner at the Fort Worth Club on Monday, February 21.